Vaughn Robinson just completed his 16th year in the strength and conditioning field and his 12th in professional baseball. Prior to joining the Diamondbacks in 2007, he gained valuable experience working with both collegiate and professional athletes. He earned a BS in Health Promotion / Wellness at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point in 2003. From 2003-2004, he was an intern and assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Wisconsin. In 2004, he enrolled in Graduate School at Marshall University in Huntington, WV where he served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach and earned a MS in Exercise Physiology in 2006. After earning his MS degree, Vaughn became Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Georgia in Athens. He also worked for MLB International during the off-seasons of 2008 – 2012 serving as Strength and Conditioning Coach for the KNBSB (Dutch Baseball Federation).
A native of Poynette, WI Vaughn graduated from Poynette High School where he earned letters in baseball, basketball and football. He joined the Diamondbacks in 2007 as a strength and conditioning coach at the Rookie level Missoula Osprey in Missoula, MT. He spent the next 6 years working for Diamondbacks affiliates in South Bend, IN (A ball), Mobile, AL (AA) and Reno, NV (AAA) before moving to his current position with the Diamondbacks as the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, a position that he has held since December of 2012.
He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Vaughn resides in Scottsdale, AZ during the off-season. His hobbies include traveling, reading, learning, hiking and team sports.
His philosophy of strength and conditioning in professional baseball is as follows:
The Arizona Diamondbacks S&C philosophy is to leave no stone unturned when it comes to each athlete’s performance and care. Our program is designed around the basic ideas of daily athlete readiness and progress towards personal goals. We work to have a positive impact our athletes in all areas through a combination of quality tri-planar movements, proper core function, energy system development, mobility work, soft tissue work, corrective exercises and recovery techniques.